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2012-03-16 16:43:02

Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not, according to new research. Patients who appreciated music, painting and theatre recovered better from their stroke than patients who did not. The research was presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, 16-17 March, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stroke is the third cause of death in the western world and the first cause of disability in adults. More and more older people...

Researchers Look At Why Alcohol Is Addicting
2012-01-13 03:57:21

[ Watch the Video ] UCSF Gallo scientists show that drinking releases brain endorphins Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The finding marks the first time that endorphin release in the nucleus accumbens and orbitofrontal cortex in response to alcohol consumption has...

Is Laughter Really The Best Medicine
2011-09-14 12:48:56

  A new study has revealed that laughter might actually be the best medicine after all. Oxford University researchers found that volunteers were able to withstand 10 percent more pain when they spent 15 minutes watching comedy videos beforehand. The team split two groups of volunteers up for the study, one group who watched the videos, and another who watched "boring" programs before. The scientists found that the group who watched 15 minutes of "boring" programs were less...

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2011-04-18 11:20:00

Stubbed your toe lately or smashed a finger? Then you very likely uttered an expletive or two and felt better. Researchers have found that letting it out, at least, for those who don't use expletives in normal, everyday speech, can lessen sudden and unexpected pains, the Daily Mail reports. Researchers at Keele University wanted to study if cursing in response to pain had any actual benefits. Lead researcher Dr. Richard Stephens said the results show that swearing can release pain-killing...

2011-03-26 00:00:30

Slava Gotlib is Board Certified L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) as well as MSAC (Master of Acupuncture) and is a Registered Nurse in New York State with over 10 years of experience in critical care and cardiology. Slava received his Masters degree in Acupuncture and Herbology from the Pacific College of Oriental medicine, one of the most prestigious schools of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, also completed a six month externship at Beijing University hospital in China. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

2011-03-15 20:59:30

    * Naltrexone is one of the most effective pharmacological treatments for alcohol dependence.    * However, naltrexone does not work for everyone.    * A new study has found that naltrexone is effective for women, and individuals with the A118G polymorphism of the mu opioid receptor gene (OPRM1). There are few pharmacological treatments for alcohol dependence (AD). An opioid receptor antagonist called naltrexone is one of the most effective,...

2010-11-09 06:45:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can now literally give or receive gifts of Strength, Focus and other qualities that bring about success in workouts and everyday living. Endorphin Warrior (http://www.endorphinwarrior.com) is offering training and sport jewelry that feature one-word messages to serve as motivation while the wearer is working out, running or cycling. "Our jewelry is made of pure sterling silver and natural leather," said...

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2010-05-31 08:50:00

New insights spur effort to boost treatment's impact significantly Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. Building on that knowledge, scientists were able to triple the beneficial effects...

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2010-02-17 13:35:00

Researchers say an extensive review of past studies has found that acupuncture may be helpful in alleviating menstrual cramps, which affects up to half of all young women, Reuters reported. A team from the Oriental Hospital at Kyung Hee University Medical Center in South Korea conducted a review of 27 studies that involved nearly 3,000 women and found that acupuncture may be more effective than drugs or herbal medicines. The researchers said there is convincing evidence on the effectiveness...

2009-09-26 09:21:31

Researchers explore mechanisms of how infant pain changes sensitivity in adults Scientists at Georgia State University have uncovered the mechanisms of how pain in infancy alters how the brain processes pain in adulthood. Research is now indicating that infants who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) show altered pain sensitivity in adolescence. These results have profound implications and highlight the need for pre-emptive and post-operative pain medicine for newborn...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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